Work in Progress
Acrylic on watercolour paper
12 x 12 inches
Barbara Muir © 2017
hard, sad and frightening. This centers around health
and our worries about family members. At times like these
when possible, I find it is never more important to do as they say in one
of my favourite meditations and "hold a little space
around you that is just for you." That meditation goes on
to say, "sink back into that space." How lovely.
For artists the space we need to hold around us is a space
for art. The visual is always with us. We are a bit nuts
that way. In the midst of trouble, we're drawing the
people's expressions in our mind. Tonight I spent a some
time working on a little painting I started in November.
The inspiration was in one of the worst traffic jams I've
been in in a long time. In this city that's saying something.
Traffic is us.
And here's the thing. In the middle of a terrible traffic
jam, so slow I could have turned my motor off, I was
noticing how beautiful everything looked in a harsh,
urban way. Light bouncing off the cars, the sun setting,
my view blocked by a huge SUV. I worked on this a bit
tonight. It isn't finished yet, but it's getting closer.
Have a holding-a-space-for-art day.